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Senhouse Roman Museum Is Best In Cumbria

Senhouse Roman Museum Wins Prestigious Cumbria Tourism Award

Senhouse Roman Museum has beaten off stiff competition to land the title of “Visitor Attraction of the Year” at the 2018 Cumbria Tourism Awards. The museum is situated on the Maryport coastline, overlooking the Solway Firth, right next to a Roman fort thought to have been founded in the first century AD. The fort was […]

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Senhouse Museum

Behind The Scenes at Senhouse Roman Museum

Jane Laskey takes us behind the scenes at the Senhouse Roman Museum in Maryport. Many people who visit the Senhouse Roman Museum are intrigued by the museum building. The building’s massive stone walls and large rooms work well as a museum and may suggest that it was built for that purpose. However, the building had […]

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WWI celebrations Workington

Workington Town Council Prepares For WWI Centenary

Workington Town Council, along with The Royal British Legion, and other organisations within Workington, are starting to prepare for the WWI centenary. A special ‘100’ flower bed has been created in Vulcan Park near the Cenotaph; planted with scarlet flax seeds which will bloom in September. For November, the bed will be covered in bark […]

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Hoosiers Performing At Aspatria

The Hoosiers: Excited To Return To Cumbria

Sarah Sinclair caught up with ‘King Hoosier’ Irwin Sparkes ahead of their headline slot at Aspatria Music Festival. Despite almost going to the toilet on an adder during a school trip to Cumbria aged 10, Irwin Sparkes didn’t let it put him off. “Cumbria is just beautiful, it’s always a pleasure to get to that […]

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1918: The End of the War and a New Beginning

By Sarah J Lewis-Briggs To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, Cockermouth Heritage Group consider the impact of the war on life in the town. In 1914 Mr Mayson in Keswick received a letter from his nephew who was serving in France: “You can expect us home about Easter, as […]

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Old Posting House

Signed, Sealed Delivered: The Old Posting House

With idyllic Lakes, striking coastline and the flurry of industry just a stone’s throw away, The Old Posting House is an ideal base for a trip to West Cumbria. Situated on the edge of the Lake District, The Old Posting House is just three miles from the charming market town of Cockermouth and six miles […]

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Pension

The Importance Of Personal Pension Savings

The IFA Company’s Lucy McKinley explains why she thinks personal pension savings are an integral part of financial planning. Thanks to the rules on workplace pensions, most employees are part of an employer’s pension scheme. Membership of these schemes is valuable because the employer’s contribution is a tax-free benefit. However, the minimum contribution to workplace […]

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Jennings Brewery

Bring The Beer Garden To Your Home With Jennings Brewery

This summer, bring the beer garden to your own home with your favourite Jennings Brewery ales on tap. There’s nothing better when the sun is shining, than sitting in a beer garden, sipping a cool pint with your nearest and dearest. Apart from perhaps, bringing the beer garden to your own backyard. Jennings Brewery, are […]

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Mini Pavlovas

Mini Pavlovas: The Ideal Summer Dessert

With raspberries and strawberries at their best, Nigella Lawson’s mini pavlovas make the perfect summer dessert. Ingredients: Makes 18 mini pavlovas • 8 large egg whites • 1 pinch of salt • 500 grams caster sugar • 4 teaspoons cornflour • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar • 750 millilitres whipping […]

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Sports Round Up

West Cumbria Sports Round-Up: June/July

Your guide to what’s happening with all your favourite local sports teams. Haven Words: Craig Wishart It took a while for Haven to find their feet in League One this season but when they did the team went on an impressive run as they notched up a seven game winning streak. Along the way they […]

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